Indian Motorcycle has Updated the Free ‘Indian Rides’ Mobile App
Rider Magazine Staff
February 11, 2013
Filed under Latest News
Indian Motorcycle just announced the availability of its enhanced “Indian Rides” mobile app, featuring new interactive functionality that allows fans of the brand to actively engage with the Indian Motorcycle Company. The must-have, rich media app made its public debut in January at the International Motorcycle Show in New York City. The updated app is free of charge and is available for download for both Android and iOS smartphones.
The “Indian Rides” app now reveals the sound of the upcoming engine—which was designed from the ground up to capture the spirit of Indian Motorcycle. It features an interactive graphical image of a motorcycle throttle and starter switch, allowing users to simulate starting the engine. Leveraging the smartphone’s gyroscopic sensor, the user holds the phone in landscape mode and it becomes a functioning, interactive throttle. The app incorporates a professionally recorded, high-fidelity audio clip of the new Indian Motorcycle engine, enabling fans to rev the engine to get a sense of what’s to come in 2013. The app will continue to be enhanced with new features and elements throughout the year. Headphones are recommended for increased clarity.
The “Indian Rides” mobile app is specifically tailored for Indian Motorcycle riders and fans, but offers powerful benefits for all biking enthusiasts. In addition to the new interactive engine sound experience, the app allows bikers to display their current map location, view weather conditions and advisories, find and contact nearby Indian dealers; search for local service like gas stations, restaurants and lodging with integrated direct dialing, save waypoints of interest, track and save favorite rides and routes, and easily share saved routes on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook. The app includes automatic map caching so riders can enjoy most mapping features even when cellular service is unavailable.
The updated “Indian Rides” app is free of charge and is available for download by visiting the following links: Indian Rides for Android; Indian Rides for iOS/iPhone. Motorcycle enthusiasts around the world and fans of the Indian Motorcycle brand are encouraged to visit www.indianmotorcycle.com.